Hubble Space Telescope Transits across the Moon between Lunar X and Lunar V

Hubble Space Telescope Transits across the Moon between Lunar X and Lunar V

Hubble is only about the size of a school bus, it’s amazing to be able to see it from so far away!

flickr video link

Youtube 4K UHD Video link

This is a wider shot of the Hubble Lunar transit, a closer more detailed image is also on flickr

This is my first capture of the the Hubble Space Telescope crossing in front of the Moon!

The transit was across the Waxing Gibbous Moon (52.3%) and Hubble also crossed directly between Lunar X and Lunar V which are both present near the terminator on the Lunar surface.

Lunar X and Lunar V can appear a few times a year and in various places around the world when the Earth is in the right position to view ideal Sunlight on the Moon.

The phenomenon occurs when the Moon is near First Quarter phase, Lunar X lasts about 4 hours while Lunar V stays visible a bit longer after Lunar X fades away.

HST Transit Information Provided by ‘Calsky’

Footage was captured using Canon Equipment

Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

The single image is comprised of approximately 140 frames composited to one image showing the transit path of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Space Telescope 22 May 2018 – 18h25m32.40s.
Crosses the Waxing Gibbous Moon (52.3%).
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Satellite at Azimuth 356.2° N Altitude 48.4°
Transit Duration: 0.92s, Visible Path Width: 9.05 km
Diameter of HST: 4.18" (Magnitude 2.2 mag)
Distance 703.5 km Angular Velocity 34.1 ‘/s
Ground speed 7.267 km/s (27,600 km/h)

Posted by ePixel Aerospace on 2018-05-25 07:59:36

Tagged: , Hubble Space Telescope , HST , Lunar Crossing , Lunar , Moon , Waxing Gibbous Moon , Lunar X , Lunar V , clair-obscur , Brisbane , Queensland , Australia , nasa , hubble , hubbletelescope , ESA , EuropeanSpaceAgency , space , orbit , astronomy , science , occultation , astrophotography , astronomi , nasabeyond , interstellar , cosmos , universe , cosmology , universetoday

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